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BARTOLI ENDS AZAREKA’S WINNING STREAK

Victoria Azarenka’s record breaking 26 match winning streak has been broken by the Italian Marion Bartoli. The upset came an APT hard court even in Miami. Azarenka never looked like winning the match going down in straight sets and struggling to keep composed during the match. She was visibly disappointed after the game and left the court quickly.

Azarenka’s winning streak has lasted all season and has earned her four major titles including the Australian Open. In the course of winning 26 games she also managed to achieve world number 1 status and earned the reputation as the toughest female player to beat on tour.

Her other title wins came in Sydney, Doha and Indian wells. She won the hard court title in Sydney right beforw her Australian Open win which was played in Melbourne.

The only player to have a longer winning streak was Martina Hingis in 1997 when she won 37 games in a row. Experts believe it will be a long time befor that record is broken considering the depth of international tennis at the moment and the heavy workload for modern players.

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BARTOLI FALLS TO AZARENKA

Marion Bartoli faced the full power of Victoria Azarenka as the latter overcame a strong start and a lead from the former to power into the semifinals of the Sydney International.

The Belarusian allowed the Frenchwoman to gain a 2-5 advantage in the first set. On a windy day on the center court, the Frenchwoman got an early lead, but Azarenka fought back late in the game. She won five consecutive games to win the set 7-5. At the break, it was evident that Bartoli was frustrated. She slammed her racquet against the bag repeatedly.

At the beginning of the second set, however, it looked like she had moved past her emotional outburst as she started strongly. Too bad for Bartoli, however, was the fact that she was matched evenly by the world no. 3. Through the middle of the next set, play was stopped briefly as there was a power cut, but the game resumed quite quickly.

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Bank Of The West Classic at Stanford 2010 Marion Bartoli vs Victoria Azarenka Tennis HD 720p

Bartoli Video Rating: five / five